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July 24, 2014
NHPR
- Two Seabrook officers fired after police brutality investigation
- Medical marijuana advocates unhappy with slow implementation of NH law
- Power lines, railroads may help New England Cottontail population
Seacoast Online
- Seabrook Police officers disciplined in brutality case
- Running nun, clinic director at forefront of buffer zone debate
- Market Basket rally expected to intensify leading up to board meeting
- Legislators seek study of impact of Sea-3 on Great Bay
- Businesswomen get boost with bill
- Third NH loon death linked to lead poisoning
Union Leader
- Celebrations for Abby on hold
- Potential deal between ex-LGC subsidiaries, regulators
- AG says March fatal shooting in Rochester justified
- GOP candidates Guinta, Innis square off during debate
WMUR
- Market Basket workers continue protests over ouster of CEO
- NH school takes innovative approach to kids with ADHD
- List of NH legislators who support Market Basket employees
- Analysis: Latest health care rulings are less dramatic for NH than it appears
Citizen of Laconia
- Commissioners discuss county electric contract
- Tilton Market Basket protests for ousted CEO
- Concerns expressed by public regarding Bike Week
Concord Monitor
- Market Baskets in Tilton, Warner running out of produce amid companywide protests
- DNA analysis: Power line rights of way may help New England cottontail
- Patients, advocates ask state to speed up implementation of medical marijuana law
- Republicans Innis, Guinta, Kelly debate on radio program
Conway Daily Sun
- Brown campaign announces over 100 North Country and Lake Region supporters
Eagle-Tribune
- Market Basket dispute benefits local farms
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Police warning residents of IRS phone scam
- Work continues on insurance network rules
Keene Sentinel
- Peterborough voters overwhelmingly say yes to solar array project
Nashua Telegraph
- Analysts see bleak outcomes in Market Basket struggle
- 1st District GOP hopefuls split over Patriot Act, raising gas taxes
- NH argues abortion clinic buffer zone is legal
NHBR
- Manchester-Nashua foreclosure rates continue to fall

July 23, 2014

NHPR
- Bare shelves, high spirits as Market Basket employees continue rally
- Investigators ask for public's help in ongoing Abigail Hernandez investigation
- UNH reports record fundraising year
- NH Civil Liberties Union suit argues new law shuts out third parties
- NH drops to fourth in Kids Count ranking
Seacoast Online
- 41 lawmakers sign statement calling for Market Basket boycott
- UNH fundraising nets record $49.2 million
- Woman fined while rescuing ducks on Route 101
- Lister waiting on response from Hassan regarding Sea-3
- New Hampshire to celebrate 100 years of primary
- Suit challenges NH law on ballot access
- Town seeks answers after return of missing teen Abigail Hernandez
Union Leader
- Abby's home, but answers aren't as police ask public for help
- Manchester panel OKs new academic standards, despite Common Core criticism
- Tempers flare as Market Basket protests continue
WMUR
- Excitement, questions greet missing girl's return
- Market Basket workers continue push to bring back fired CEO
- NH children's well-being declining as poverty rate grows, survey says
Concord Monitor
- Concord Market Basket employees encourage customer boycott
- Officials: NH residents won’t immediately lose health insurance tax credits because of court rulings
- With loophole in bylaws, New Hampshire Young Democrats endorse Dan Feltes for state senate
- District 15 Democratic primary candidates set schedule for joint events
- State argues abortion clinic buffer zone is legal
- NHCLU lawsuit targets procedure for third-party access to ballot
Conway Daily Sun
- Abby's return remains a mystery
- Smith believes experience matters in Washington
Eagle-Tribune
- Market Basket shoppers turn to other stores
- Mass. ranked first, NH fourth in Kids Count report
- Warning for E-Z Pass users
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Motorists honk to show support for Market Basket employees
Keene Sentinel
- Winchester likely to face flood repair bill without federal help
- Mum's the word at local Market Basket stores
Nashua Telegraph
- Hollis, Brookline and Pepperell unite in march against pipeline
- NH libertarians challenge new limit on gathering nomination papers
- Parties cast blame as NH slips in Kids Count rankings
- What Obamacare’s dueling rulings mean: A NH explainer
NHBR
- Report: Great Recession took its toll on NH kids

July 22, 2014
NHPR
- Abigail Hernandez back home with family
- UNH Manchester waits on city to approve building deal
- North Country hospitals form umbrella group to explore lowering costs
Seacoast Online
- Market Basket shoppers could launch boycott as feud continues
- Shaheen meets with Veterans Affairs nominee
- Missing NH teen Abigail Hernandez reunited with family
Union Leader
- Market Basket customers gather in Portsmouth to support workers
- Missing since October, Abby Hernandez is home
- Settlement reached between Groton Wind and state AG's office
- In North Country, hospitals ink deal to join forces
- Nashua Medal of Honor recipient: 'There was valor everywhere'
- NH businesses benefit from statewide tax-credit program
- Four NH state parks celebrate 50th anniversary
WMUR
- NH children's well-being declining as poverty rate grows, survey says
- Missing N. Conway girl back home safely
- Market Basket stores running low on supplies
Citizen of Laconia
- Senate hopeful holds Laconia Town Hall Forum
- Shea-Porter talks business with female entrepreneurs
Concord Monitor
- Market Basket employees fighting for ousted CEO
- Obama bestows Medal of Honor on Nashua veteran
- Missing North Conway teen home after 9 months
- After a decade as No. 1, New Hampshire falls to No. 4 in annual Kids Count survey
- Shaheen meets privately with VA secretary nominee McDonald
Conway Daily Sun
- Missing teen Abigail Hernandez reunited with family
Eagle-Tribune
- NH workers, shoppers wonder about Market Basket future
- NH veteran awarded Medal of Honor
Keene Sentinel
- Brown campaigns in Hancock
- Peterborough holding special meeting to vote on solar array
- Region's Market Baskets missing deliveries; customers express support for employees
Nashua Telegraph
- Customers, employees frustrated at bare shelves, uncertainty as Market Basket strike continues
- Nashua man awarded Medal of Honor
- New Hampshire slides back in KIDS COUNT national ranking
- GOP candidate for governor ran firm while PAC gave $512K to Democrats
- Gas prices falling in New Hampshire
NHBR
- 4 North Country hospitals take step toward affiliation

July 21, 2014

NHPR
- Can NH's new campaign finance rules hold up in court?
- Nashua man to be awarded Congressional Medal of Honor at White House today
Seacoast Online
- Food running out as Market Basket workers keep up fight
- Lawn fertilizer taints estuary
- $6M in tax credits to go toward community projects
- National Guard support program caught in debate
- In preliminary count, FairPoint strike authorized
Union Leader
- Police say North Country motor vehicle deaths down
- New Hampshire unlikely to get extra food stamp funds
- Republican congressional candidate Lambert says he'd serve only 3 terms
WMUR
- Nashua soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor
- Shelves empty as Market Basket strike continues
Concord Monitor
- Local Market Baskets still missing deliveries, customers express support for employees
Eagle-Tribune
- Top NH political races heat up
Keene Sentinel
- Prescription cards save Monadnock Region residents thousands
Nashua Telegraph
- Shea-Porter bill looks at bat disease

July 20, 2014
NHPR
- Old Home Day season underway in New Hampshire
- FEMA denies emergency funds for North Country flooding
- Collection of tolls at Merrimack's Exit 12 comes to an end
Seacoast Online
- Falling on deaf ears: I-95 neighbors plead for noise relief
- More charging stations for electric cars in NH
Union Leader
- NH congressional delegation, candidates at odds over immigration
- Market Basket shelves take hit as employees at distribution office walk out
- Newington-based gun company layoffs said to reflect sales
- Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith vows to campaign on principle
WMUR
- Market Basket shelves look bare during corporate strike
- DOT shuts down Everett Turnpike tolls in Merrimack
Concord Monitor
- Capital Beat: When both campaigns tout support from veterans, what’s the point?
- NH college, university systems see enrollment increase for online classes
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Sen. Ayotte believes Putin to blame in plane's downing
Keene Sentinel
- Phoenix House launches new program to help youth with drug, alcohol problems
Nashua Telegraph
- NH candidates face dreaded dog days of summer
- US Senate hopefuls target vets for votes
- Going toll-free in Merrimack (at least partially)

July 19, 2014
NHPR
- Market Basket protests pinches supplies at NH stores
- Winnipesaukee's mail boat is part floating post office, part time machine
Seacoast Online
- More than 2,000 Market Basket workers rally for Arthur T. Demoulas
- Sen. Shaheen, veterans advocate for each other
- PSNH purchases Russian coal
- Sen. Ayotte: Russia linked to downed plane
Union Leader
- Market Basket workers rally to support ousted CEO
- Sens. Shaheen, Ayotte: Russia is the problem
- NH judge: Liquor lawsuit worthy about illegal awarding of contract
- Family of World War I vet receives Purple Heart medal in ceremony
WMUR
- NH girl attends White House state dinner
- Appeal for flooding emergency funds denied
Concord Monitor
- Market Basket deliveries missed at Concord locations
- NH’s U.S. senators call for a cease-fire in Ukraine after jet shot down
- NH’s Travel Division head to lead regional group
Conway Daily Sun
- Smith announces Freedom Concert Aug. 29
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Residents gather on bridge to protest illegal immigration
- Workers, customers rally outside Market Basket's HQ
Nashua Telegraph
- Merrimack motorists celebrate end of Exit 12 toll collection
- Two bids in for veterans assistance contract, Easter Seals on outside looking in
- Judge rules liquor commission contract with Exel OK, but allows $55 million claim from bidder to go forward

July 18, 2014
NHPR
- Republicans accuse Hassan of taking illegal campaign contributions
- Hassan says feds haven't requested NH shelter immigration children
- Worth preserving? 'Ugly' Concord building at center of debate over mid-century design
Seacoast Online
- Market Basket employees threaten walkout; store deliveries at risk
- GOP challenges $25K contribution to Hassan
Union Leader
- Market Basket execs to employees: Walk out and get fired
- Hassan donations put GOP on attack
- NH gains jobs, still not fully recovered
- Senators criticize Internet sales tax bill
- Hatching demonstrates bald eagle's rebound in NH
- A 'no holds barred' event for Senate candidate Rubens Saturday
- Dueling Hassan Northern Pass pictures draw attention
WMUR
- State officials tour Cheshire County storm damage
- Hassan campaign calls for quick review of finance complaint
- Local officials worried immigrant children could come to NH
Citizen of Laconia
- Ricci to meet with Jail Planning Committee
Concord Monitor
- NH’s federal delegation, candidates weigh in on border crisis
- More sparring expected after Sunapee land ruling
- Market Basket corporate employees threaten walkout
- GOP committee: We’ll flip New Hampshire House
Eagle-Tribune
- Green says censure won't stop her
Nashua Telegraph
- Policy banning pets from Nashua restaurants with outdoor seating has some barking mad
- Market Basket employees threaten walkout; corporate board sets special meeting
- Scott Brown calls himself a ‘problem solver,’ labels Jeanne Shaheen a ‘rubber stamp’ for Obama

July 17, 2014
NHPR
- PSNH customers again trickling to competitors during spring months
- Incumbents Kuster, Shea-Porter lead in fundraising
- Declaration of Independence signer's NH estate for sale
- How an Exeter-based skate company is becoming one of the biggest names in sports
Seacoast Online
- Scott Brown touts bipartisan credentials
- Ayotte pushes drug bill as city forms nine-officer unit
- McLane announces run for Executive Council
- NH incumbents lead in fund-raising
Union Leader
- Market Basket mutiny threatened
- GOP questions $25,000 PAC donation to Hassan
- Alexandria won't approve permit for wind-power developer
- Internet scam targets E-ZPass users
- Revenue from gas tax increase ramps up paving state highways
- Feds haven't approached state about taking immigrant children
WMUR
- Havenstein attacked over speech quoting Obama
- Granite State communities clean up from heavy rain
Concord Monitor
- How Tom Steyer sees the New Hampshire Senate race
- Republicans call for investigation into $25,000 contribution to Hassan
- Garcia, Lambert fight for funds in the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary
- UNH filmmaker, former ‘Monitor’ photo editor Habib, selected for President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Conway Daily Sun
- Bob Smith stumps in Conway Thursday
Eagle-Tribune
- Timberlane board censures member
Foster's Daily Democrat
- DMV resumes issuing vanity plates
- GOP challenges $25K contribution to Hassan
- UNH filmmaker appointed to Obama’s Disability Committee
Keene Sentinel
- Major flooding reported in region
Nashua Telegraph
- NH Council OKs $292 million contract tied to Medicaid expansion
- Republicans question Hassan accepting $25K from pro-Northern Pass electrical union
NHBR
- New tech advisory council seeks to jump-start NH startups

July 16, 2014
NHPR
- Hobby Lobby ruling is key to NH Dems midterm election strategy
- Pax Index bets women can best the stock market
- Manchester police: 2014 crime stats show little change
- NH Liquor Commission: Washington, D.C., licenses are valid ID
- Conference takes aim at sexual crimes on college campuses
- NH unemployment rate unchanged in June, remains at 4.4 percent
Seacoast Online
- City officials move on plan to ban gambling
- Sig Sauer to lay off workers as gun market cools
- Judge delays trial involving Sanders Poynt beach access
- New high-tech advisory council meets
Union Leader
- Nashua officials seek advice on issue of student cellphone searches vs. privacy
- Liquor Commission rolls out welcome mat for D.C. drinkers
- Josiah Bartlett homestead goes on the market
- Wild weather strikes Granite State
- Former Berlin mayor Leo Ouellet remembered for vision for city
- Ayotte expresses concerns about nuclear Iran in letter to Obama
WMUR
- Strong storms bring heavy rain, tornado warning
- Wolfeboro Town Hall to undergo renovations
- Funeral held for Plaistow police chief
- Expansion of Mount Sunapee may happen after recent court ruling
Citizen of Laconia
- County Delegation again sues commissioners over budget control
Concord Monitor
- New Hampshire ranks No. 3 in prescriptions for certain types of painkillers, CDC finds
- Liquor Commission says D.C. residents can buy with just a license
- Calls for safe ATV driving follow Henniker, Lancaster crashes
Conway Daily Sun
- Scott Brown the moderate?
- Kennett cracking down on tardiness
Eagle-Tribune
- Plaistow chief laid to rest
- NH residents asked to check pool filters for insects
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Number of immigrants at county jail is not unusual
- Flash flood watch include parts of New Hampshire
- Work to begin on New Hampshire-Vermont bridge
- Top three UNH programs rewarded for alumni donations
Nashua Telegraph
- 2nd Congressional District Candidate Garcia hopes to bring new approach to solving country’s problems with smaller reform
- Hollis gas pipeline meeting has 100 participants, and just about 100 thumbs down
- Yes, says the state: D.C. is part of the U.S. and its residents can buy our booze
NHBR
- USDA census: More NH farms, but they’re smaller

July 15, 2014
NHPR
- Star Island seeks to go solar, serve as energy example
- Not much for 'Kremlin watchers' at meeting between N.E. governors and Canadian premiers
- Sen. Shaheen calls on House to pass veterans bill
Seacoast Online
- DNC encourages women to step up to political forefront
- Gov. Hassan signs bill seeking pay equity
- NH faces backlog of 2,000 vanity plates
- Busy weekend for mountain rescues in NH
Union Leader
- Vanity plate rules seek balance
- Strafford County jail holds immigrant detainees
- N.E. govs., Canadian officials meet,talk energy in the future
WMUR
- State to begin tackling vanity plate applications
- Dartmouth hosts summit on campus sexual assault
- Brown, Shaheen argue their veterans bona fides
Concord Monitor
- Shaheen, Brown campaigns focus on veterans
- Jeb Bush nods to Brown in New Hampshire Senate run
- Energy a focus as leaders meet in New Hampshire
- New Hampshire DMV begins issuing vanity plates under new rule
- State Employees’ Association endorses Dan Feltes for District 15
Eagle-Tribune
- Plaistow chief to be laid to rest today
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Toll collection ending at Merrimack stop
- Business advisory group to hold 1st meeting
- New Hampshire has $2.2M in drinking water grants
- New STEAM school could be located in old Foster’s building
Keene Sentinel
- New fellowship prepares New Hampshire residents for nonprofit leadership
Nashua Telegraph
- New Hampshire DMV resumes issuing vanity license plates with new rules
- Deadline for bids on contract to assist veterans due this Thursday, Easter Seals still banned from RFP process
- Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown tout support for veterans
NHBR
- NH BFA responds to federal credit initiative

July 13, 2014

NHPR
- New England governors to meet with Canadian premiers
- Police officer's early jail release puts spotlight on obscure law
Seacoast Online
- Environmental groups oppose pipeline plan
- Organizers say Access to Recovery Day a success
- Residential real estate remains hot
Union Leader
- VA woes across the country led NH to reforms
- Senate candidate Brown likes NH's retail campaigning
- NH National Guard to conduct annual training in Michigan over three weeks
WMUR
- Race Weekend boosting the local economy
Concord Monitor
- Capital Beat: Rubens, Smith spar in effort to become top Brown challenger
- Judge: Mount Sunapee condo project can proceed
Eagle-Tribune
- New Hampshire cracks down on extreme speeding
Foster's Daily Democrat
- High-tech advisory business council gets members
Nashua Telegraph
- Has casino expansion created glut in Northeast?
- Both sides in NH casino debate await vote in Massachusetts

June 12, 2014
NHPR
- Hassan signs $11 million mental health package
- Free opiate treatment resources offered Saturday in Portsmouth
Seacoast Online
- Democrats to host 'coffee and calls' at Norelli's home
- Poll shows close House races in New Hampshire
Union Leader
- NH veterans program targeted by 'baffling bureaucratic decision'
- Invasive beetle found near NH, Mass. border
- Plaistow police chief passes away after battle with cancer
- NH Supreme Court: Indigent woman entitled to state-funded services
WMUR
- Poll analysis: Obama's end of sliding poll numbers relief to Democrats
- Scott Brown campaign raises $2.34 million as of Friday
Concord Monitor
- Mental health services expand in New Hampshire
- Hassan signs marriage law
- Scott Brown adjusts second-quarter fundraising total, adjusts figure to raised $2.34M
Conway Daily Sun
- Forest service restoring historic Fabyan Cabin
Eagle-Tribune
- Plaistow mourns police chief
- Shaheen seeks expansion of child care tax credits
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Hassan cites greater mental health care, other achievements
- Shea-Porter tours shipyard to discuss future challenges
- Governor to visit American Independence Festival
- UNH requests $38 million from the state to fund STEM programs
Nashua Telegraph
- Funding shift may limit veterans services in NH
- June: Sunny, dry, a bit warm
- Construction cuts cable in Boston, knocks NH Public TV off air

July 11, 2014

NHPR
- Who lived in NH 12,000 years ago? State archeologist has some answers
- Are STEM majors overrated? Census Bureau digs in
- Mount Washington College closing two NH campuses
- Medicaid enrollment jumps by 11,000, stretching state budget
- FairPoint workers to vote on strike authorization
Union Leader
- Abortion buffer zone suspended throughout NH
- AMC asking N.E. governors to stop Northern Pass lines
WMUR
- Poll: Clinton leads Democrats; Republican field mixed
- Program targets help to veterans in court system
- Kelly Ayotte will officiate wedding for Scott Brown's daughter
Citizen of Laconia
- Race fans flock to Loudon
Concord Monitor
- Improvements help, but traffic still a problem on race weekend in and around Loudon
- DOE surveying Concord roadways along Northern Pass route
- NH to get $435,478 in federal funding for parks, recreational areas
- Authorities treating lake for invasive plant
- New Hampshire opens first criminal court for vets
Conway Daily Sun
- Havenstein to stump in Conway Friday
Eagle-Tribune
- Mount Washington closes Salem campus
- NASCAR race has major traffic impact
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH voted second safest state in U.S. on WalletHub
- Hassan to sign bill on mental health settlement
- Portsmouth holding discussion on opiate abuse
Nashua Telegraph
- State’s first court for veterans opened in Nashua Thursday
- Nashua college to close its doors in September
- Jim Rubens offers most detailed platform so far among GOP candidates running for U.S. Senate
NHBR
- New PSNH president brings a different tone to the job

July 10, 2014

NHPR
- For now, NH will not enforce abortion clinic buffer zone law
- Demographics, wealth, resiliency add up to more over-50 entrepreneurs
- The Currency: As paper industry folds across U.S., NH mill thrives
- Medal of Honor recipient reflects on honor and loss
- 2014 primaries and elections: A look ahead
Seacoast Online
- PSNH president eyes energy crunch
- Suit by anti-abortion protesters raises questions
- Poll shows close House races in New Hampshire
- New Hampshire ranks high in prison health spending
Union Leader
- Abortion clinic buffer put on hold after court ruling
- Posting of recent standoff has Free Keene bloggers taking heat
- Ayotte calls again for FCC reform
- GOP criticizes Shaheen over gas tax
WMUR
- State delays abortion buffer zones pending federal ruling
- Fans arrive for NASCAR weekend
- State, amusement parks inspect rides to help ensure safety
- Poll shows Shaheen maintaining lead over GOP rivals
- Gov. Hassan supports review of law's use in Coco jail release
- Mass Gov. Patrick to visit NH
Citizen of Laconia
- Commissioners vote to seek DOC grant for poetry classes
Concord Monitor
- NASCAR races at NHMS bring national attention, economic boost for businesses, state
- Shaheen backs legislation aimed at dismantling Hobby Lobby decision
- NH says it will wait to enforce abortion clinic buffer zones
- Polls shows Shaheen with comfortable edge over all Republican challengers
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Poll shows Shaheen leading Senate challengers
- Camp cancels rest of season due to bed bugs
- New Hampshire opens first criminal court for vets
Nashua Telegraph
- Study: Car insurance rates vary widely in NH; are more expensive in Mass.

July 9, 2014

NHPR
- Christian legal group sues to halt NH's buffer zone law
- First case of chikungunya virus reported in NH
- Pro-Rubens PAC launches anti-Brown website
- NH forest rangers to take precautions with NASCAR fan firewood
Seacoast Online
- Anti-abortion activists battling buffer zone law
Union Leader
- Kuster visit relocated after Salem selectmen deem stop as political event
- Manchester education standards proposal derided at public hearing
WMUR
- Christie schedules a second trip to NH this summer
- New drug allegations surface against former Rockingham County attorney
- Lawsuit filed to stop buffer zones for NH abortion clinics
- 1st cases of mosquito-borne disease chikungunya identified in NH
- Poll shows changes in congressional races
- In 2016 move, Rand Paul's PAC hires Biundo, RightOn Strategies
Concord Monitor
- Polls show Shea-Porter in tight race; Kuster, Hassan lead challengers
- Pro-Rubens PAC begins attacking Scott Brown
- As NASCAR crowds loom, state to test wood for bugs
Eagle-Tribune
- Salem eliminates Sunday business fee
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Job recruiting events being held in New Hampshire
Nashua Telegraph
- On fireworks: ‘Reasonable’ is the key, NH official says
- New Hampshire’s abortion clinic buffer zone law faces court challenge
- Cases of untreatable chikungunya virus bought to NH from Caribbean
- More political groups target Scott Brown, favoring other candidates in the race for U.S. Senate
NHBR
- NH foreclosure numbers continue to fall
- Hassan names advisory council for tech startup initiative

July 8, 2014
NHPR
- Statewide mental health first aid training program kicks off
- Shaheen leads fundraising pack in race for U.S. Senate
- Shaheen discusses fishery disaster plan
Seacoast Online
- Fisheries receiving $2 million in relief
Union Leader
- Proposed Common Core alternative will get public review tonight
- State fire marshal urges eventual ban on all fireworks
WMUR
- Poll numbers indicate big lead for Hassan over GOP challengers
Concord Monitor
- Concord police will pick up BearCat today
- Shaheen raises $2.8 million in second quarter
- Mental Health First Aid Program will better equip communities in prevention and crisis response, officials say
Eagle-Tribune
- Pelham fireworks accident worrying among lawmakers and officials
- NH begins online small claims filing
Foster's Daily Democrat
- As NASCAR crowds loom, state to test wood for bugs
Keene Sentinel
- Scott Brown slated to visit Hancock July 20
- NH State Police stop more than 3,300 cars over holiday weekend
- Cheshire County Delegation to take up nursing home proposal in late August
Nashua Telegraph
- Shaheen in Nashua to discuss legislation to expand tax credits for child care
- Shaheen breaks her own fundraising record, has $5 million in bank before September primary

July 7, 2014
NHPR
- Small claims court in Concord, Plymouth to go paperless
- Construction at Hooksett rest area is 'months' ahead of schedule
Seacoast Online
- Residents protest transport of oil by rail
- New Hampshire considers 4-year tuition freeze
Union Leader
- NH gas pipeline expansion pushed
- GOP gubernatorial candidate Havenstein says use of 'teabaggers' a 'poor choice of words'
- Activist: Your right to know is under fire with more efforts to weaken NH laws
WMUR
- Water safety urged after people drown in NH
Concord Monitor
- NH’s summer tourism season in full swing
- Shaheen discussing fishery disaster relief
Eagle-Tribune
- NH towns spraying for mosquitoes
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Mental health first aid training starts Monday
Nashua Telegraph
- Regional planning group mulling future of 101A
- Shaheen won’t up federal gas tax

July 6, 2014
Seacoast Online
- Hundreds join 'Rebellion' to fight money in politics
- Region faces major spike in cost of energy
- Hundreds mourn NH Marine at funeral
Union Leader
- Fireworks injury, 3 deaths mar Fourth of July holiday across Granite State
- Thousands come out in Boscawen to honor Garabrant's sacrifice
- 'Loophole' found in federal drug law
- Mother Nature's in charge of sales in New Hampshire
- Former U.S. Sen Bob Smith tops straw poll at annual CNHT picnic in Hillsborough
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: State revenue picture still unclear until later this year
Concord Monitor
- Free State Project building on its vision for NH
- Capital Beat: Campaigns use gas tax increase as latest talking point
Eagle-Tribune
- NH emergency response teams prepare for the worst
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH Rebels with a cause against Washington, D.C. ineffectiveness
Keene Sentinel
- Hundreds attend memorial service for fallen Greenfield Marine
Nashua Telegraph
- To Nashua man, receiving Congressional Medal of Honor is new mission
- More than $5M over legislative forecast takes pressure off NH governor

July 5, 2014
NHPR
- Rain can't dampen Fourth of July spirits
- NH Marine to be laid to rest in Veterans Cemetery
- Courts still sorting blame in hepatitis C outbreak
Seacoast Online
- Citizens of independence: 101 naturalized during ceremony at Strawbery Banke
- Hassan celebrates country, founders
Union Leader
- Abortion buffer-zone law awaits Thursday, when it goes on the books
WMUR
- Tourism strong despite rainy holiday forecast
- Heavy rain hits NH as Arthur makes pass by New England
Concord Monitor
- Newest citizens pledge allegiance at Portsmouth ceremony
- Researchers examine state’s leafhopper population
Eagle-Tribune
- NH clerks work to get dogs licensed
Nashua Telegraph
- ‘Close case’: NH Ballot commission issues Havenstein candidacy report

July 4, 2014
NHPR
- NHIA faculty and staff worry about possible merger with SNHU
- NH Fish and Game: More bears being killed this year
- Amherst, Merrimack 4th of July parades hub for U.S. Senate candidates
- Extra ATV riders prompting extra patrols
- Sifting through NH's fireworks regulations
Seacoast Online
- Woman fights for awareness of veteran suicide
Union Leader
- New Hampshire did its part in the Revolutionary War to pave way for an Independence Day
- More than 1,800 people attend calling hours for Marine
- Holiday weekend expected to be a busy one for locals, tourists
WMUR
- Stormy weather forces postponement of several NH fireworks shows
Concord Monitor
- Bear shootings on the rise across the New Hampshire
Eagle-Tribune
- State reports progress in high-chloride watersheds
- CDC drug report concerns NH leaders
- NH officials brace for holiday injuries, fires
- NH budget sees $5.8M surplus
Nashua Telegraph
- Analysis: Ballot Law Commission had to navigate legal inconsistencies in rendering Havenstein decision

July 3, 2014
NHPR
- NH company scores contract to tutor feds in foreign languages
- Mitt Romney endorses Scott Brown: Says Shaheen is playing 'Simon Says'
- In wake of 'COPSLIE' ruling, DMV temporarily halts new vanity plates
- Hassan signs bill that saves tiny Millsfield from huge tax hike
- Shaheen campaigns against Hobby Lobby ruling in Concord
- Police say they'll be out in force this weekend
- Fireworks lobby succeeds in keeping controversial devices on store shelves
Seacoast Online
- Romney endorses Scott Brown for U.S. senator
- Shaheen says $5.5B SAFE Bridges Act will aid state, nation
- Exeter Town Hall site of Aug. 23 debates for GOP candidates
- CDC report ranks New Hampshire third in nation for opioid use
Union Leader
- Holiday weekend expected to be a busy one for locals, tourists
- SNHU merger talk creates some anxiety
- NH Supreme Court: Lesbian can claim parental rights
- PSNH discount carries a cost
- Granite Status: Two NH little guys wage battles as a matter of principle
- Hundreds gather at Stratham farm to support Scott Brown
- Ayotte wants VA employee bonuses returned
- NH weighs in on best, worst Presidents
WMUR
- Sheriff warns of phone scam about missed jury duty
- State officials work on new rules for vanity plates
- Romney endorses Brown for Senate
- Hot weather means big crowds at beach
- Medal of Honor recipient says award is about fellow soldiers
- Nashua EMT posthumously honored with Carnegie Hero award
Citizen of Laconia
- Officials expecting rise in tourists for July 4
- Belknap County EDC receives thousands in USDA grant
Concord Monitor
- Romney stumps for Brown in NH, ties Shaheen to President Obama
- NH high court rules birth mother’s ex-partner has parental rights
- Shaheen speaks at roundtable on Hobby Lobby court decision
- DOT delays $25 million in road projects amid Washington gridlock
Conway Daily Sun
- Summer heats up for businesses and police
Eagle-Tribune
- NH officials concerned about campaigning
- Some local fireworks postponed, other undecided
- Romney nixes presidential bid
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Romney backs Brown at Stratham rally
- Civil rights 50 years later
- State budget sees $5.8M surplus, missing estimate
- Honor for New Hampshire EMT killed helping women
- Merchant marine veteran to get World War II medals
- $285,000 in 'Moose Plate' grants available in 2015
Nashua Telegraph
- The last toll at Exit 12 will be paid at 8:59 p.m. on July 18
- Slain Nashua EMT to receive award for heroism
- Politics brings Romney back to New Hampshire
- State of NH ends budget year with $5.8 million surplus from taxes, fees
NHBR
- NH infrastructure projects continue rebound in May

July 2, 2014
NHPR
- Implementation of state energy plan will depend on politics
- State officials field tough questions from energy insiders
- NH won't renew approval of Italian university
- NH ranks high in prescriptions for addictive painkillers
- 880,000 visitors expected in NH for holiday weekend
- Boffetti returns to Reams' vacated office as interim county attorney
- Long-time Concord Monitor editor named Pulitzer Prize administrator
Seacoast Online
- NH Rebellion will walk for change in the right direction
- PEA Principal Hassan to step down next year
Union Leader
- City eyes Cadillac tax rule
- Democrats hope to 'flip' state Senate; surging GOP says it's wishful thinking
- Commission: Laughton is ineligible to run for office
WMUR
- Flags to be flown at half staff in honor of fallen Marine
- New rules put NH vanity plates on hold
- Black bear sightings prompt warning from NH wildlife officials
Concord Monitor
- Scott Brown raises $2 million between April 1 and June 30
- Loon chicks hatching on lakes, boaters cautioned
- New England energy officials warn of possible power crisis; governors infrastructure initiative could be the solution
- 4-cent gas tax increase takes effect in NH
Eagle-Tribune
- NH officials seek funding for I-93 project
- Boffetti voted in as Rockingham County attorney
Foster's Daily Democrat
- USNH may freeze in-state tuitions at same amount for fourth consecutive year
- Police discussing holiday traffic watch plans
- 7 groups sharing in $140K job-creating grants
Nashua Telegraph
- Four-cent gas tax increase takes effect Tuesday, but prices at the pump generally the same
- Overwhelming opposition to natural gas pipeline at town meetings in Pepperell and Groton
- Sign-ups begin for health insurance program for lower-income NH residents
- Lottery officials warn of scam involving phone calls over pretend winnings
NHBR
- Survey: Regulations bad business for NH companies

July 1, 2014
NHPR
- Ballot Law Commission rules Havenstein eligible
- Gas hike brings protesters
- Hassan holds Medicaid expansion kick-off event
- Supreme Court: Criticism for Coos officials but tiny Millsfield still unsure about huge tax hike
Seacoast Online
- New England leaders take on impending electric crisis
- NH state panel: GOP's Havenstein can run for governor
Union Leader
- Gubernatorial candidate Havenstein wins approval from Ballot Law Commission
WMUR
- Gas tax hike takes effect Tuesday
- Cliff swallow, a species of concern in NH, subject of new study
- NH firefighters honor 19 who died in Arizona wildfires
- Opinions split on Hobby Lobby ruling
- State panel rules Havenstein is NH resident, can run for governor
Concord Monitor
- Ballot Law Commission: Republican Havenstein is eligible to run for governor
- NH candidates react to Hobby Lobby decision on partisan lines
Citizen of Laconia
- Republicans campaign at charity golf tournament
Conway Daily Sun
- Coope officially announces his candidacy for Carroll County sheriff
Eagle-Tribune
- NH motorists hit with fuel tax increase
- Response to Hobby Lobby ruling is divided
Foster's Daily Democrat
- New Hampshire beaches ranked second in country
- 4-cent gas tax increase takes effect in NH
- Medicaid expansion applications being accepted
Keene Sentinel
- Keene gets share of national spotlight from activists' behavior
Nashua Telegraph
- NH Democrats say Supreme Court ruling will hurt women; Republicans defend religious rights
- Panel rules Nashua’s Laughton can’t run for state representative
- Havenstein ruled eligible to run for New Hampshire governor
- Panel discusses energy solutions in New England as extra winter costs are tallied
NHBR
- NH businesses pleased with Turkey trade mission

June 30, 2014

NHPR
- New Hampshire beaches get high marks for water quality
Seacoast Online
- Marshal: Let pros handle fireworks
- 2 New Hampshire moose permits to be auctioned
Union Leader
- GOP’s Innis aims to cut taxes, regulation
- NH's three women fire chiefs 'ahead of the curve'
- New signs catch eyes of drivers
Concord Monitor
- Covering New Hampshire releases survey on those insured through Affordable Care Act, remaining uninsured
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Strafford County population, jobs on the rise
- UNH grad to receive Medal of Honor
- Havenstein residency hearing set for Monday
Nashua Telegraph
- Many private schools facing enrollment pressure, as Villa Augustina closing shows
- How much of a part will state budget play?
NHBR
- Sustainable oyster reefs answer to estuary woes

June 29, 2014
Union Leader
- New Hampshire motorists decry hike in fuel tax
- NH residents to see other laws soon in addition to gasoline tax
- 'Forgotten War' veterans thanked for in Concord service
- To gain support throughout NH, Northern Pass focusing on aesthetics
- Northern Pass won't count on regional help in New England
- U.S. Senate candidate Rubens: Focus on 3 key issues
- Porcfest XI: Free Staters' gathering in Lancaster focuses on DIY
- University System trustees: Keep UNH tuition frozen
- UNH stadium project gets USNH trustees' approval
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Buffer zone ruling by U.S. Supreme Court fuels abortion feud
WMUR
- Flag draped casket of NH Marine escorted to Peterborough
Concord Monitor
- Capital Beat: In U.S. Senate race, Brown looks beyond primary to general election
Eagle-Tribune
- Analysts: GOP may regain control in Granite State
Keene Sentinel
- USNH announces proposed tuition freeze for two more years
Nashua Telegraph
- Survey: Most in NH who got ‘Obamacare’ insurance didn’t have health insurance before
- Prevention efforts target NH youths
- NH officials, Korean Americans thank U.S. military veterans for coming to South Korea’s aid 64 years ago
- Alcohol’s deadly consequences evident on NH roads, in courts
- NH officials urge fireworks safety as July 4 approaches
- PolitiFact NH: Rubens claims fellow Republican Brown voted with Obama 70 percent of the time
- USNH board proposes freezing in-state tuition for two more years
- Massachusetts casino debate may have profound effect on NH
Seacoast Online
- Body of fallen Marine returned to NH
- Dozens of bills await action in New Hampshire
- TSA finds credit-card knives in R.I., N.H., elsewhere

June 28, 2014
NHPR
- Verdict: First degree murder for Seth Mazzaglia
- Shaheen fires back at critics for stock allegations
- Nashua aldermen OK site for handicapped-accessible playground
- Rangers warn of increase in bear encounters in White Mountains
Seacoast Online
- NH warns campers of early bear activity
- NH Medal of Honor recipient: This belongs to comrades
- New Hampshire buffer zone law under spotlight
WMUR
- Former presidential candidate Bob Dole earns honorary degree from UNH
Concord Monitor
- Analysis: Wins and losses for Hassan in her second year as governor
Foster's Daily Democrat
- USNH trustees OK $25M overhaul of Cowell Stadium
- D.C. gridlock threatens Somersworth project
Nashua Telegraph
- In NH real estate market, newlyweds, college grads often priced out of homeownership
- New Hampshire and its neighbors remain older than rest of the U.S.
NHBR
- NH businesses crowd Whole Foods supplier summit
- May numbers reveal emerging pattern for NH home sales

June 27, 2014
NHPR
- Hassan promises review of buffer zones after Supreme Court strikes down Mass. law
- Shaheen to update disclosure form
- UNH Law Professor: N.H. buffer zone 'vulnerable' after SCOTUS ruling
- Data shows N.H. has upped spending on disabled home care
- Medal Of Honor recipient: 'I’m going to live my life for those that aren’t here'
WMUR
- Supreme Court decision on protests could impact NH law
Concord Monitor
- U.S. Supreme Court decision on Mass. buffer zone law leaves uncertainty in N.H.
- Weare police to wear body cameras during patrols
- Concord attorney Dan Feltes releases list of supporters for his state Senate bid
- Massachusetts residents to vote on casino repeal this November
Conway Daily Sun
- New Hampshire slips in business rankings; Chandler calls it 'a red flag'
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Tea party losses don't stop cash or curb influence
- Region's real estate recovery gains momentum
Keene Sentinel
- Smith appeals to conservative voters in Swanzey
- Supreme Court says justices cannot search cellphones without warrant
Nashua Telegraph
- New Hampshire and its neighbors remain older than rest of the U.S.
- Workforce training grants and programs train students to get manufacturing jobs in NH
Union Leader
- Weare police officers to wear body cameras on patrol
- Company behind Groton wind plant promotes emergency plan
- Casino referendum in Mass. seen as having no NH impact
Seacoast Online
- Gas tax increase vital in funding N.H. road construction
- Marijuana growing operations, septic systems ordinances discussed
Valley News
- Vt., N.H. on top in special ed

June 26, 2014
NHPR
- A tiny brook in Windham is keeping DOT from fully widening I93
- 120 to lose jobs when West Lebanon plant closes in August
- Gov. Hassan says trade mission to Turkey has been 'productive'
Seacoast Online
- James Boffetti recommended to serve as interim county attorney
- Legislation introduced to improve monitoring of prescription drugs
- Gov. Hassan: Trade mission to Turkey building contacts
- Fallen NH National Guardsman honored
Union Leader
- Shaheen vote on stimulus funding raises questions
- Democrats have own ideas of who replaces Sylvia Larsen
- Warning: IRS scammers are calling NH taxpayers
- Gov. Hassan in Turkey: Trade mission opening more doors
Concord Monitor
- Hassan: Turkish businesses interested in New Hampshire’s strategic location
- Law foundation: New energy investments in region lacking transparency
- Concord attorney Dan Feltes releases list of supporters for his state Senate bid
- Jim Lawrence makes first TV ad purchase of the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary
Citizen of Laconia
- Rep. Fields meets with County Commissioners
Eagle-Tribune
- Make way for turtles; they're on the move
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Region's real estate recovery gains momentum
- New Hampshire Medal of Honor recipient to speak
Nashua Telegraph
- In county and statewide, home and condo sales slip a little, prices rise a little
- Workforce training grants and programs train students to get manufacturing jobs in NH
NHBR
- Rental costs continue to rise in Granite State

June 25, 2014
NHPR
- Shaheen releases eight years of federal tax returns
- With no federal funding, Nashua after school program forced to close
- Nashua VFW post's search for a home highlights stereotypes, flagging memberships
- Environmental group: Governors' natural gas proposal too expensive, rushed
- Market Basket CEO ouster brings protest
Seacoast Online
- NH urged to 'charge ahead' on electric car bill
- NH devising new energy plan
- Shaheen releases tax returns in US Senate race
Union Leader
- Conservation group slams 'secret' work between governors, utilities
- Manchester man, family detained in Sudan; State Dept. says they have been released
- Shaheen tax returns show $508,800 in ‘13
- Senate candidate Brown to get Romney endorsement
- NH Senate President Morse gives nod to Brown campaign
- Democrats focus on Havenstein residency, taxes
WMUR
- Lawrence becomes first 2nd Congressional District candidate to run TV ads
Concord Monitor
- Shaheen releases tax return documents
- Henniker’s New England College begins a repositioning effort to draw new students and stay financially sustainable
- Democratic Party files additional documents challenging Havenstein’s residency
Citizen of Laconia
- Innis visits Lakes Region to share his message
Conway Daily Sun
- New Hampshire to have more health carriers in ACA exchange
- Kenney strikes back with counterclaim against fellow commissioners
Eagle-Tribune
- NH apartment prices are up, availability is down
- Emerald ash borers found near state line
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Concerns locally after Market Basket chief’s firing
Keene Sentinel
- Communities mourn loss of Marine
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua Medal of Honor recipient says he’ll be ‘caretaker’ of award
- Tax returns for Shaheens reveal earnings of $3.7 million over eight years

Political Tracker
 
Legislators seek study of impact of Sea-3 on Great Bay

Seacoast Online — 7/24/2014

Three of the state's four congressional representatives have sent a letter to federal officials asking them to study the impact of Sea-3's increase in rail cars carrying propane through the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
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Medical marijuana advocates unhappy with slow implementation of NH law

LFDA Virtual Town Hall — 7/24/2014

Wednesday marked one year since New Hampshire became the final New England state to legalize medical marijuana.

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NH senators call for full investigation of downed plane
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LFDA in the News

March 1, 2014
Union Leader: John DiStaso's Granite Status: Effective Legislators
September 12, 2013
Citizen of Laconia: Many in NH believe full day kindergarten should not be required
August 23, 2013
NHBR: Should genetically modified food be labeled?
August 10, 2013
Seacoast Online: New Hampshire should put labels on genetically modified food
May 22, 2013
Citizen of Laconia: Casino gambling slightly favored, but New Hampshire is hardly 'all in'
April 5, 2013
NHBR: Should state aid recipients be drug-tested?
February 21, 2013

NHBR: Should NH raise its minimum wage?
January 12, 2013
Union Leader: Should NH reinstate the 10 cents tobacco tax it cut?
November 1, 2012
WGIR: LFDA interview with Paul Westcott
August 17, 2012
Concord Monitor: Bonfire of pledges to be held tonight; Just trying to help (letter to the editor)
August 16, 2012
Union Leader: NH property taxes not what some claim they are
August 15, 2012
Union Leader: Alliance says PolitiFact stretched 'truth' on property tax ranking
July 27, 2012
Foster's Daily Democrat: Disclose act not a panacea, but ... 
April 26, 2012
Laconia Citizen: Popularity of medicinal, recreational marijuana appears to be growing
April 8, 2012
Seacoast Online: Granite Staters support same-sex marriage
January 8, 2012
Patch.com: Mitt maintains steady pace in Concord
December 29, 2011

Seacoast Online: First-in-the-nation primary is a privilege
December 25, 2011
Seacoast Online: What do Granite Staters really think about guns?
December 16, 2011
Patch.com: Bachmann impresses in GOP debate, The Battle of Romney
November 30, 2011
Patch.com: There will be blood
November 11, 2011
Union Leader: Portsmouth Herald given First Amendment award
September 14, 2011
Seacoast Online: Thorsen brings Free State pledge to Portsmouth council race
July 9, 2011
Keene Sentinel: Facebook meets free speech
February 26, 2010
Business NH Magazine: Live Free or Die: More than a motto
February 22, 2010
Seacoast Online: Alliance aims to empower citizens
February 17, 2010
NH Insider: Gregg Rejects Expanded Gambling during LFDA Webcast
February 14, 2010
Concord Monitor: No debates (Shira Schoenberg column)
February 12, 2010
Seacoast Online: Alliance sets up Web forums to engage N.H

Major Daily NH News Sources

The Citizen

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Concord Monitor

(Concord)

Conway Daily Sun

(The Conways)

Eagle-Tribune

(So. New Hampshire)

Foster's Daily Democrat

(Seacoast)

Keene Sentinel

(Keene)

Nashua Telegraph

(Nashua)

New Hampshire Public Radio

(Statewide)

New Hampshire Public Television

(Statewide)

New Hampshire Union Leader

(Manchester and state)

Seacoast Online

(Seacoast)

Valley News

(North Country)

WMUR-TV

(Statewide)

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